BROOKSVILLE/ SPRING HILL
go early to visit health center or wait a day
The Hernando County Health Department/Nature Coast Community Health Center's Brooksville office, at 300 S Main St., will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. today for staff training. The Spring Hill office, at 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., will remain open, but limited services will be available. Both offices will return to regular hours Friday. For information, call (352) 540-6800.
Appraiser's Office closed for half day
The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for training purposes. Offices are at: Room 463 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, and in the Westside Government Center, 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4190.
Landscaping class with area experts
The Hernando County Utilities Department and Southwest Florida Water Management District will present a landscaping workshop from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hernando County Realtors Association, 7321 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The workshop will feature demonstrations and talks by Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program coordinator John Korycki, urban horticulture agent Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service and Sumter County's Florida-friendly landscaping coordinator, Lloyd Singleton. The cost is $5 per person. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first-paid, first-registered basis. The registration deadline is Saturday. Call John Korycki at (352) 540-6230.
St. Joseph's Day Feast on Sunday
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 will host a St. Joseph's Day Feast and Celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. A Mass begins at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the hall, where a complimentary pasta Milanese meal will be served. Donations will be accepted for a local church and charities. There will be St. Joseph's bread and pastries on sale. For information, call Carmella at (352) 688-9234 or Julia at (352) 686-3865.
Rotary auction on radio is March 24
The Rotary Club of Brooksville will host its 34th-annual radio auction from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 24. The event will be broadcast on WWJB-AM 1450 and WXJB-FM 99.9 radio stations. More than $40,000 in new merchandise and services will be auctioned. Items will be described on the air and people may then call (352) 754-2500 to enter bids. For information, call Terry Weaver at (352) 796-9891 or go to brooksvillerotary.org.
Camp Maitres Tambour Afric: African drum and dance camp. Kicks off at 5 p.m. today and continues through 2 p.m. Sunday, Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $60 for adults, free for Hernando County students ($30 for ages 6 to 17 outside of Hernando County) and free for ages 5 and younger. (407) 574-2941, ozillyconnections.com.